Title: The 11:11 Wish
Author: Kim Tomsic
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: February 13, 2018
Imagine that you just moved from Colorado to Arizona. You’re starting at a new middle school, ready to put your entire embarrassing past behind you. Now imagine that things don’t go the way you planned. Your fresh start feels all too familiar. You’re still struggling. You’re afraid you will never make new friends. Everything is a challenge. This book starts like a lot of “new kid in town” stories. But, it takes an interesting turn when our main character, Meghan, finds a magical cat-clock to wish on; one that looks strangely like a clock that her grandma owns. At first, she thinks wishing will solve all her problems. But she quickly learns that magic doesn’t always work in the ways you expect, especially when you’re dealing with clock-makers who are also magical tricksters. I liked this book because I wasn’t sure what was going to happen next. I’d recommend “The 11:11 Wish” to someone who likes books about trying to fit in, and to people who like stories with humor, magic, cats and middle school.